Sunday, March 30, 2008

Last minute Seniors!!! It's never too late to get your senior portraits taken. H.S. Seniors are so much fun. Orianna had so many great images. She is so cute.

Mother and precious is that.

Mansfield Nights

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree.
If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at
6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke... totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps,
. Read and learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE .

T * Ask the person to


(e.g., It is sunny out today)

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,
that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

Thinking of my dear friend, Kathy W., may you rest in peace.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

All Star Equestrian is currently providing therapeutic riding instruction to approximately 125 individuals with a variety of mental, physical, and emotional challenges. They have riders of all ages and all disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and a variety of other cognitive and physical impairments. They are looking for volunteers and sponsors. Volunteers play a key role in helping provide lessons to riders. Many riders require two side walkers, as well as a leader for the horse. Volunteers are needed for their annual fundraisers and special events, as well as administrative grounds maintenance. If you are interested in volunteering or being a sponsor for All Star, please call Cynthia Moore at 817-477-1437. I had the pleasure of visiting All Star through the Mansfield Chamber. They provided us with delicious food and drink. We got some awesome images!

All Star Equestrian

Monday, March 17, 2008

This was the only smile we could get from precious Alexandria. The above image is shown using Lucis Art texture.

Peter Cottontail had a busy weekend. His poor ears are badly bruised. But he promises to come again next year. We had fun with all the children that came to visit. Thanks Moms & Dads for letting me photograph your beautiful children.

My beautiful daughter with her precious newborn baby.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Interesting Facts About Easter

Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

One day old...........

Taliyah Marie born Feb. 26, 2008 at 4:25p. She's 17 inches long, weighing in at 6 lbs, 3 oz.